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The Great Debaters

Wiley College was started for the honorable slaves. As a matter of fact, Wiley College and Grambling State University were two of the black colleges that started the popular SWAC conference. Actor/director Denzel Washington has created a movie about Wiley College. The name of this movie is 'The Great Debaters'. It's about the Wiley College debate team from back in 1935 who debated and defeated the well-known "Harvard University'. This is a very historical college, and the movie is Wiley's just due reward.

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Conference of Black Physicists Celebrates 30th year of
the National Society of Black Physicists

(BLACK PR WIRE) BOSTON – February 21, 2007 The 2007 Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists began on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the Boston Sheraton Hotel and John B. Hynes Convention Center.

This year’s conference, themed Global Competitiveness Through Diversity, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the National Society of Black Physicists.

The Joint Annual Conferences of the National Society of Black Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists brings together over 500 African American and Hispanic American physics students and professionals. This conference has a cutting-edge scientific program as well as a student professional development program that includes mentor-protégé match-making and a recruiting fair. The scientific program includes over 120 oral and poster presentations. The presenters include students and faculty from Harvard, MIT, Florida A&M, Fisk University, CUNY, Hampton, Jackson State, University of Texas –Brownsville/Texas Southernmost College and many others.

The “Science Ambassadors” of the both the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists will be appearing at two Boston area Boys and Girls Clubs as part of the conference’s K-12 science education and outreach program.

“We are very excited about our 30th anniversary”, says Dr. Quinton Williams, President of the National Society of Black Physicists and chair of the physics department at Jackson State University.

“NSBP has evolved from a few dozen people, to now hundreds of members. There are new Ph.D. programs at Florida A&M University, Hampton University, a joint Ph.D. program between Fisk and Vanderbilt, as well as the long established programs at Howard and Alabama A&M.” Together these programs are poised to increase the production of African American Ph.D. physicists from less than 10 per year to greater than 25. With the current growth in the number African Americans earning a baccalaureate degree in physics, the number of Ph.D.’s may go even higher still.”

The very first African American to earn the Ph.D. degree in the United States was Edward Allen Bouchet in 1877 at Yale University. He went on to teach at the secondary level at Quaker school for African American youth. His graduate education was funded by one of the school’s trustees in what we would call today ‘scholarship for service.’

Founded in 1977 at Morgan State University, the mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is and mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists within the international scientific community and within society at large. The organization seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics and to increase their numbers and visibility of their scientific work. It also seeks to develop activities and programs that highlight and enhance the benefits of the scientific contributions that African American physicists provide for the international community. The society seeks to raise the general knowledge and appreciation of physics in the African American community.

The Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists is supported by the National Science Foundation, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Dow Corning.

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In 1990, the buying power of Black people in Wisconsin was $1,999 M. In 1999, our buying power had increased to $3,916 M. The first person to send in the percentage increase will get a free one year subscription to UMOJA. Send to (Statistics are from Selig Center for Economic Growth, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia).

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MacFarlane Partners, a Black owned real estate investment management firm in San Francisco started by Victor MacFarlane, has contributed $1 million to the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial to be constructed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Memorial is expected to be completed by 2008 and is a project of national office of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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Morehouse College, graduated its largest class ever - nearly 600 educated African American men. No other institution in the world can match this impressive number.

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